For over a century, Americans have been enjoying ice cream on a cone. Whether it’s a waffle cone, a sugar cone or a wafer cone, what better way to enjoy a double scoop of your favorite flavor?
The first ice cream cone was produced in 1896 by Italo Marchiony. Marchiony, who emigrated from Italy in the late 1800s, invented his ice cream cone in New York City. He was granted a patent in December 1903.
We do love our ice cream. The average American consumes almost 22 pounds of ice cream per year and U.S. companies make more than 872 million gallons.
According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the hottest flavor in ice cream is an old favorite… vanilla. However, the top 5 flavors are:
- Cookie ‘n cream
- Chocolate chip mint
July is National Ice Cream Month
For those of you who like to experiment with your ice cream flavors… try a couple or three of these. Click the image to view the recipe.
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